Dan Phillips, whose life has taken him from Bridgeville School to the leadership team at streaming service Hulu, returns home to Humboldt to talk about his experiences at a special event on Thursday, April 4.
The event is FREE and starts at 6 p.m., Thursday, April 4 at the Sequoia Conference Center, 901 Myrtle Avenue in Eureka. Those arriving early get a free burrito dinner, while supplies last.
Everyone is welcome – tech enthusiasts, students thinking about the future, parents and families, budding entrepreneurs, educators, business leaders, and others.
Dan’s talk, “From Humboldt to Hulu,” will include highlights from his journey, insights about the high tech industry, ideas about the future of work, and some tips about big opportunities for young people.
Dan grew up in Humboldt County, and began his education at Bridgeville School before attending Fortuna High School, College of the Redwoods, and Humboldt State University. During college, he worked for Eel River Sawmills where he drove a dump truck, and he also coached for Fortuna High. He started his first business in Arcata in partnership with one of his college professors.
Dan is now Hulu’s Chief Technology Officer. According to his official Hulu biography, he is “responsible for leading Hulu’s technical and product strategy to drive innovation for consumers and partners. In this role, Phillips oversees Hulu’s entire Technology and Product organization, spanning engineering, data center operations, network and broadcast operations, information technology, and program management, as well as product management, user experience and product development.” The bio also notes that Dan has published several papers with NASA and was granted a patent for his work on expanded object models.
The event is sponsored by Get Ready Humboldt, a community initiative to inspire young people to think about further education after high school, and to help their families understand how they can be supportive. Get Ready Humboldt is sponsored by Humboldt County Office of Education, College of the Redwoods, and Humboldt State University.